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Professional Development Classes

Employers:
Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to register for our classes, pending your approval. With the company account we can then invoice you after you have approved thier registration for a Cabrillo Extension class. A company account will allow you to review your company information, approve any registration requests made by your employees, review your student-employees and print their transactions.

Follow the link below to submit information that will allow us to create a company account for your business.

Request for Company Account


Leadership MasterMinds Group

You are a leader and you are a collaborator. You know the value of interfacing with other professionals, and yet finding the time can be a real challenge. While you support the professional development efforts of your direct reports, you often don’t have enough time to dedicate to your own professional development path.

Cabrillo College’s Leadership MasterMind group will provide the structure you need to make real and tangible advances in your leadership. A small group of highly motivated leaders will come together in monthly-facilitated sessions to:

  • Discover more about your leadership strengths, tendencies and passions, and carve a leadership path
  • Set and achieve goals for your leadership development
  • Be mentored and become a mentor to others
  • Learn more by reflecting on all you do

Convene with other like-minded leaders and gain access to our book group meetings, receive weekly email coaching, and a one-on-one coaching session with program facilitator, Claire Laughlin. Gain new perspective on the challenges you face at work.

When you join Cabrillo’s Leadership MasterMind group, you will form lifelong connections that provide support as you grow, face challenges and make improvements to your leadership style and skills.

Join us. Get support and share your expertise.

5 Mon., Sept. 12, 26 & Oct. 10, 24 & Nov. 7
1:30 - 3 pm
NEW Location: Room 1522 Click HERE for a campus map
Fee: $295

 

 

 

 

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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer and consultant who uses experiential and innovative methods to help teams and organizations achieve results. With every client, she seeks to build individual leadership potential, teach positive communication habits, and enhance trust among and between team members.

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Manager as a Coach

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The secret is out! The ability to coach is one of the most powerful competencies that a manager can develop. 70% of an employee’s learning happens on the job, so it is imperative that managers are equipped to guide, develop and COACH their employees as they learn. Ongoing coaching conversations have been heralded as the most effective tool for truly shaping and managing employee performance.

In addition, it has been widely proven that when people feel they are making measurable progress toward meaningful goals, they are more involved, more motivated, more productive, and more satisfied at work. Learning how to have powerful and effective coaching conversations will help you achieve all of that and more!

Join us for this new, practice-focused series that will help you build confidence while learning the basic skills and structure of being a good coach. Each class builds on the concepts and skills presented in earlier classes so that you will become a well-rounded coach by the end of the series.

Major topics include:

  • Becoming a Coach
  • Listening, Observing and Asking Powerful Questions
  • Understanding and Building Motivation
  • Forming good coaching habits

4 Fri., Jan. 27 - Feb. 24, 2017 (no class Feb. 17)
9:30 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 12: $195
Register after Sept. 12: $210

 

 

 

 

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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer and consultant who uses experiential and innovative methods to help teams and organizations achieve results. With every client, she seeks to build individual leadership potential, teach positive communication habits, and enhance trust among and between team members.

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True Colors® Personal Success Workshop

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Would you like to understand and improve your own communication style? Or would you love to understand what influences the communication style of the people you interact with daily? What if a simple system could help you profoundly improve your communication with others? This is exactly what the True Colors® tool can do for you.

True Colors® is a communication tool rooted in temperament styles. It is a departure from other temperament models of the past that tend to place you in one box. The strength and power of True Colors® is that it takes the elaborate method of understanding personality theory and distils it into a user-friendly, practical tool that is fun to use and easy to apply.

This interactive, information-packed session will help you:

  • Explore your own distinctive personality strengths
  • Appreciate differences in the ways people function
  • Provide a better understanding of how to influence others

Wed., Nov. 9 class has been rescheduled to:

 

 

 



Wed. Mar. 15, 2017
1 - 4 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 12: $54
Register after Sept. 12: $62

 

 

 

 

 

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Roxanne Harrison is a certified True Colors® trainer and a group facilitator focusing on corporate team- building and leadership programs. She spent over 15 years in senior and director level sales and marketing positions.

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Mediating & Negotiating

As a leader, the ability to negotiate effectively and the ability mediate conflicts with others are indispensable skills. Join us for these two new courses to improve your skills and build your resume. See below for specific details.

Register for both workshops for a discounted rate!

Register by Sept. 12: $142
Register after Sept. 12: $155

 

 

 

 

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Mediating Conflict

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To mediate a conflict is to assist other people as they resolve their conflicts. If you are a manager or supervisor (or a parent), you may be intimately familiar with the challenges of helping others resolve contentious conflicts. Often, these conflicts are resolved on the surface without arriving at any real, lasting solutions.

Come to this dynamic and interactive course to learn:

  • The real cause of most conflict situations
  • How to uncover the underlying needs of the disputants in any argument
  • A powerful structure that helps people listen to each other’s needs and want to work to find resolution

Thu., Sept. 29 - CLASS CANCELLED
1 - 5 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 12: $78
Register after Sept. 12: $85

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Miranda - see bio below

 

 

 

 

 

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Powerful Negotiation

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How many times in the last 48 hours have you negotiated with others? While we all know a little about how to negotiate, sharpening this skill is critical to our ability to succeed at work and in life. Whether you are negotiating a raise for yourself, a reduction in your rent, or who will do which of the household chores among family members, you’ll find greater satisfaction in the outcome if you use a few simple tools. Come to this class to:

  • Experience how effective communication skills such as listening and making neutral comments in particular support effective negotiating.
  • Develop an action plan to improve your negotiation process.
  • Identify the 5 critical steps in effective negotiations and apply those steps to a workplace or home-based negotiation situation.

Thu., Oct. 13
1 - 5 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 12: $78
Register after Sept. 12: $85

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Miranda is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of leadership experience. She provides skilled insight into leadership issues based on her experience with organizational teams, employee/labor relations, leadership development and conflict resolution.

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Creating Your Personal Brand

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Today’s personal success comes from self-packaging and social media is the tool. Social media marketing is one of the most efficient ways to market and grow your business and your career – yet many still don’t really understand how it works. This program covers all of the most important aspects of social media marketing – social media overviews and trends, strategies, emerging social networks, measuring ROI, and more. Create a personal brand strategy that propels your business and career forward using Linkedin, Facebook, and Google.

In this program you will:

  • Create your unique value proposition
  • Define your relevance in the marketplace
  • Discover your mission and value
  • Differentiate yourself from your competitors
  • Establish your look and style
  • Draft an action plan

Each week we’ll focus on one major platform: Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. We’ll end the program presenting our personal branding campaigns for constructive feedback, comments and ideas.

4 Wed., Sept. 28 - Oct. 19 CLASS CANCELLED
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522
Register by Sept. 12: $195
Register after Sept. 12: $210

 

 

Dianthe Skurko specializes in communication strategies and execution, including messaging and content creation, project management, partner and strategic alliance relationship management, and team building for cultural and behavior change.

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Principles & Applications of the Supply Chain Elements

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Attention Managers and Business Owners: Today’s competitive business environment requires a relentless pursuit of efficiencies in every area, and short-term fixes aren’t enough! In order to be successful, managers and business owners must consciously examine their practices related to purchasing, inventory, cost control and more.

If you are a director, manager or supervisor of Supply Chain, or if you work in materials planning, inventory, warehousing, logistics, procurement/purchasing; planning or production, you won’t want to miss this new series on how to improve the most critical aspects of running your production-related business.

In order to achieve a level of significant reduction (more than 20% improvement) throughout the supply chain, a deeper awareness of what creates inventory needs to be understood.

Register for both workshops for a discounted rate!

Register by Sept. 12: $849
Register after Sept. 12: $899

 

 

 

 

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The New Age of Inventory Management & Control

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This introductory class addresses issues related to fundamental inventory management. You will learn the basic principles driving inventory decisions. Instruction will deal with premises and practices that help the enterprise balance and minimize the inventory level across the peaks and valleys of sales.

In this one-day class you will…

  • Learn what to consider when planning for inventory needs
  • Compare enterprise policies to inventory management objectives
  • Calculate costs involved in inventory management
  • Consider lead time and it’s impact and also different replenishment alternatives
  • Review tactical vs. strategic sourcing
  • Apply several lean management techniques for reducing inventory overall
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity!

Wed., Oct. 5
9 am - 4:30 pm
Watsonville Center - Bldg. A, Room A140

Register by Sept. 12: $450
Register after Sept. 12: $495

 

Registration fees includes a comprehensive participant guide.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Gozzo - see bio below

 

 

 

 

 

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Supply Chain Management Basics

This all-new course provides an introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM) presenting the fundamental concepts in managing the flow of materials within and outside the organization.

The capability of a company to manage their supply chain position it as a front-runner in today’s business economy. To truly maximize and manage the Supply Chain, each participant within the chain will have to make adjustments on how they conduct business. To effectively improve our performance to our customers, each link in the chain must address what they do and why.

Come to this one-day class to…

  • View the entire supply chain system
  • Learn how to communicate about the customer’s needs to all members of the chain
  • Identify how the management system must operate in order to employ the information communicated from each of the supply chain links

Wed., Nov. 2 CLASS RESCHEDULED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW DATE: Wed. Dec 7

9 am - 4:30 pm

NEW Room: Watsonville Center - Bldg. A, Room A280
Register by Sept. 12: $450
Register after Sept. 12: $495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration fees includes a comprehensive participant guide.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Gozzo is a results oriented leader and trainer who has spent over 15 years in providing training and consultation services to business clients throughout Silicon Valley in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Business Process Reengineering, Lean Business Practices, Production and Inventory Management, Cycle Time Reduction Practices, ISO Assessment Capability and Performance Measurement.

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Dine Like a Diplomat: How to Distinguish Yourself in Business or Social Settings

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Just in time for the holiday season full of professional and social functions, this dynamic, hands-on workshop will focus on the ultimate social tool - etiquette and protocol intelligence! Participants will first learn and apply critical networking and conversation skills in a business or social setting. The dining etiquette portion of class offers students the opportunity to enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Cabrillo’s Culinary Arts students.

Success in life relies on relationships. In today’s social settings and competitive business environment, it’s essential that we all understand how to present a polished appearance. Elegant table manners will distinguish you in the crowd of business and social arenas and allows you to project confidence and authority in any setting. This unique class offers you the chance to improve your most valuable asset - you!

Part One: Learn How to Distinguish Yourself

  • Acquire the etiquette knowledge of a world-class diplomat or executive!
  • Learn to make a good first impression: visual and verbal
  • Introduce yourself and others with ease and grace
  • Start a conversation, keep it going and graciously exit
  • Build rapport for successful business relationships – from administration to management
  • Put all of this to practice in a networking social session

Part Two: Learn to Dine Like a Diplomat - The Art of the Business or Social Meal

  • All of our relationships are developed and strength- ened at the table!
  • Learn how to look polished and professional enter- taining in any setting
  • Master silverware savvy
  • Posture at the table and excusing yourself
  • Practice American and European/Continental styles of eating
  • Courses in a meal and how to eat them
  • World-class dining do’s and don’ts
  • Be prepared how to properly offer a toast

 

Wed., Sept. 28 and Thu., Oct. 6 CLASS CANCELLED
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Sesnon House

Register by Sept. 12: $125
Register after Sept. 12: $140
plus a $45 material fee payable at registration


Elizabeth Clifton-Doolin is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, the only nationally accredited educational institution providing training in business etiquette, image training and cross-cultural awareness. Elizabeth has been on the leading edge of providing and marketing these increasingly important skills to help professionals develop a solid business network that will carry them through their entire corporate life.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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